This episode finally sees the light of day! I have been working on it for two years. I had dropped it at one point because we could not get the full band involved. But after an email thread with all the participating members it was decided to forge ahead. Sludgeworth was one my favorite bands to watch on stage during the early days of our Chicago scene (1989 - 92). So I am proud to release into the world this long awaited episode, 1995 Lookout Records compilation release of Losers of the Year including interviews with band members:
Dan (Vapid) Schafer (vocals)
Adam White (guitar)
Mike (Strat) Hootenstart (bass)
Brian (Vermin) McQuaid (drums)
Thanks to my podcast team: Jeromy Corp, Paul Joseph, and Jason Brow.
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For Episode 22 We will be introducing a sub format for some episodes from The Basement. To help fill the long periods of time between full band episodes we will now engage in a second endeavor called Jughead’s Basement Presents: Dueling Interviews. In these episodes the interviewer and interviewee will become one, and within a previously dictated amount of time these two will pose questions for each other to answer, hopefully resulting in a somewhat meaningful conversation. Each episode will contain two randomizing elements to lead the questioning in different directions. And each interviewer/interviewee will have two minutes at the end to some up. This podcast will NOT be highly edited, and will be more of a spontaneous exploration of art and music.
Episode 22 - Dueling Interviews With John Jughead & Grim Deeds
For more info and music by Grim Deeds:
Episode 21 of Jughead’s Basement featuring Rise Against’s The Sufferer & The Witness
With interviews with all four band members including: Joe Principe, Tim Mcllrath, Brandon Barnes, and Chris Chasse. With additional interviews of founding member Dan Wieklinski and current guitarist Zach Blaire.
Podcast Editing credits to John Jughead, Jason Brow, and Paul Joseph.
Correction: The last track is called Boys No Good, and is a cover of a band called Lifetime.
This is the beginning of the podcasts venturing to honor the few European bands that took me in when I wandered the world, searching for myself and trying to complete my first novel, Weasels In A Box.
The Apers, from Rotterdam, opened up their lives to me and let me stay with them and play a few shows with their band, around the time of the release of this very record.
This podcast is co-hosted by
Ramona Confidential founder: Sara Ramone
Interviews on this podcast include all four band members from the Self Titled Record:
Kevin Aper - Bass & Vocals
Ivo Backbreaker - Drums
Jerry Hormone - Guitars
Marien Nicotine - Guitars and Backing Vocals
Stardumb Records founder:
Thanks also to my assistant editor: Jason Brow
Episode 19: The Pink Lincolns' Back From The Pink Room
Released in 1988
Interviews with core band members: Chris Barrows and Dorsey Martin
Plus a special interview from Engineer/Producer and Drummer for Descendents, All, and Black Flag: Bill Stevenson
Editing by John Jughead and Jason Brow.
The Promise Ring’s Nothing Feels Good
Released October 14 1997
I came to the Promise Ring late in their career, but their 2nd full length record, Nothing Feels Good, quickly became one of my most played records. I believe this to be one of the most solid records from beginning to end in all of the post punk genres of which I am familiar.
This podcast features individual interviews with all of the band members appearing on Nothing Feels Good, Singer/Songwriter Davey von Bholen, Second Guitarist Jason Gnewikow, Drummer Dan Didier, and Bassist Scott Beschta. This episode also includes an interview with Gub Scott Conway of Gauge, Screeching Weasel, and Even In Blackouts. Plus two written audio pieces by Promise Ring fans Rust Belt Jessie and Joe Jacob.
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Bhopal Stiffs strikes close to my heart. They were the first band Screeching Weasel played with in Chicago, outside of our suburban homes. We played at a 21 and over club that was called Batteries Not Included. There was barely an audience there to see either bands but when Bhopal Stiffs got on stage their energy, music and commitment blew me away. They are first on my top two punk shows that I have ever seen.
Interviews with band members:
Assistant Editing by: Jason Brow
1. Jim Ellison from Material Issue passed away in 1996.
2. In the podcast I play an Effigies song when referring to Iain Burgess. I played Body Bag, but Iain didn't engineer and produce till later records: Fly On The Wire and Ink.
3. The Christian Televangelist is Robert Tilton.
The Vindictives’ 1999 release of HYPNO PUNKO™
With interviews of each band member represented on the record:
Joey Vindictive, Johnny Personality, Billy Blastoff, Jenny Gee, and Angel Ledezma.
An eccentric punk rock concept record in the midst of most pop punk bands pushing for a piece of the mainstream? Well… sorta the history. Listen and explore the depth of this very personal record conceived by the band’s frontman Joey Vindictive.
Assistant Editor: Jason Brow of the 6ftplus Podcast."Link to resource material after listening to the podcast" http://jugheadsbasement.com/episodes/joeysletter/
Big Black’s aggressive and abrasive music was characterized by distinctively clanky guitars and the use of a drum machine (who they lovingly called Roland) elements which pre-cursored industrial rock. The band acknowledged no taboos and Albini’s lyrics openly dealt with loaded topics including murder, rape, child sexual abuse, and racism. They also held staunch principles, shunning the mainstream music industry and insisting on complete control over all aspects of their career. This podcast attempts to tell a portion of the history of the band from the perspective of their ep Bulldozer through their first full length record Atomizer. (Marking a transition from a project purely conceived by Steve Albini into a cohesive band with the added influences from collaborators Santiago Durango and Dave Riley.) This episode is co-hosted by Russ Forster and includes interviews with band members Santiago Durango, Steve Albini, and Jeff Pezzati, including extra interview material with friend and fellow songwriter/musician Camilo Gonzalez. Lastly an audio piece written by journalist/novelist/radio personality Jim DeRogatis. Russ Forster is a perennial dabbler in the underground and eccentric. Past exercises in cognitive dissonance include Underdog Records, 8-Track Mind magazine, documentaries So Wrong They're Right and Tributary, and various and sundry bands and acts like his current extreme-solo project Rakehell. Assistant Editor: Jason Brow of the 6ftplus Podcast.
This month, John runs through selected sequential recordings from the catalog of Crimpshrine.
Containing interviews with band members Aaron Cometbus, Jeff Ott, Pete Rypins, Paul Curran, and Jesse Michaels. Also containing interviews with Engineer/Producer Kevin Army.